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Microsoft partners cloud rival Dropbox for Office integration

officelogodropboxCloud-based storage service Dropbox has partnered with Microsoft to enable access to Microsoft Office files directly via the Dropbox app and users will also be able to access Dropbox from the Office apps. According to Dropbox, the updates will roll out to its iOS and Android app users in the next few weeks.

The updated Dropbox app will give its users an option to edit Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations, which will then take them to the Office app. Users without Office will be prompted to download the app before editing, after which changes will be saved directly to Dropbox. The Office app currently claims to allow home users to create, edit and save documents freely, although a Microsoft account is required, while business users require a paid subscription to Office 365. The features will be available to Dropbox for Business customers as well.

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Microsoft’s Office app will also see some Dropbox integration. Users of the app will now be able to save files directly to Dropbox or load files saved in their Dropbox accounts. The documents will then be synced to the cloud, enabling users to access the files from any device. The app will also let users share files in the form of Dropbox links with friends and co-workers, although its not clear if users will be able to edit the files at the same time (like Google doc shares).

According to Dropbox, it will extend these features to the web as well by next year, with integration between its website and Office Online. The company also said it will release a Dropbox app for Windows phone and tablet users in the coming months.

Also Read: #MWC2013: Dropbox On Mobile Devices & Services Partnerships

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